So…the other day I stumbled upon a recipe for black bean brownies. I was skeptical, to say the least…but I tried them anyway. Anything that could make my chocolate addiction seem a little bit healthier is worth a shot.
They were amazing! If I hadn’t known any better, I never could have guessed that black beans were my “secret ingredient.” My husband, kids and mother-in-law had no idea at all!
Black Bean Brownies
- 1 can unsalted black beans ( I used 2 cups, because I started with dried beans. I think using a few extra beans prevents the mixture from becoming too thin.)
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/3 c. butter/margarine
- 1/4 c. cocoa
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Blend all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in blender until smooth. Add chocolate chips and blend again. Pour into a well-greased 8×8 pan and bake for 20-25 at 350 degrees.
They had a dense, fudge-like texture, and were a huge hit in our house! We’ll definitely be trying this again!
I hope your family enjoys them as much as we did!